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Tyr-Ziu Saxnot
08-19-2015, 09:41 AM
A Vast And Exploding Night Sky


I dreamt of a vast and exploding night sky
lights by the billions soaring on by
Silence was fast dancing,I know not why
waiting for message as night did fly!

Each breeze flickered the big glowing sight
and thoughts matched the echoes of glee
Love touches waltzed with the beaming light
each caressing the yearning heart in me.

I dreamt of an angel,winging right on down
whispering she sought true deep love
As she fluttered there in her brilliant gown
winged beauty from the Heavens above.

I dreamt of a vast and exploding night sky
lights by the billions soaring on by
Silence was fast dancing,I know not why
waiting for message as night did fly!

No sound,the utter silence danced its tune
So strangely missing,was the smiling moon!


Robert J. Lindley, 08-17-2015

Note. Shortened version of a much older
poem written back in the mid 70's. I cut
out 3 stanza's = 12 verses.

I was contacted at my poetry site by this guy with this request. I then used GOOGLE to check him out.
Seems he is legit and apparently doesn't steal other author's works. -Tyr




Peter Klatzow
Date: 8/19/2015 2:09:00 AM
Can I set this to music? Voice and piano.


Reply
Lindley Avatar Robert Lindley Date: 8/19/2015 8:17:00 AM

I am sending you a pm here to discuss your request. Thanks.

Here is the info I got on him..


http://users.skynet.be/sky42414/klatzow/Pages/works.html

Peter Klatzow- Selcted Works




Choral/Vocal:

Christ's Lament for Jerusalem (1987) 6'
Chorus, organ
written for choir of St Michael and All Angels, Observatory, Cape.

Mass (1987) 20'
Choir, horn, marimba, strings
written for St George's Cathedral, Cape Town

Anthem: Praise the Lord O my soul (1989) 6'
Chorus, organ
written for St George's Cathedral, Cape Town

Songs of an Exile (1991) 25'
Texts Dennis Brutus
Tenor, piano
Commissioned by the Foundation for the Creative Arts

Three Carols (1994) 10'
SSA, Fl,Hp,Db.
Written for Choir of Rustenburg Girls High School

Anthem: God Bless Africa (3')
words by Father Trevor Huddlestone
SATB and organ, or marimba and strings.

A Mass for Africa (1994) 20'
sung in Xhosa, Greek,Latin, English
Solo Counter tenor, Baritone, Double chorus,
Horn, flute, 2 marimbas (4 players), strings
premičred at St George's Cathedral, Sunday before South African elections.

Prayers and Dances of Praise from Africa (1996) 14'
words from An African Prayer Book compiled by Desmond Tutu
commissioned by the South African Music Rights Organisation (SAMRO)
SATB, brass quintet (optional)

Return of the moon (1997) 15'
words by Watson
commissioned by Evelyn Glennie and the King Singers
male vocal ensemble, marimba


Instrumental

>From the Poets 28'
suite for solo piano
commissioned by the South African Music Rights Organisation
for the 1994 UNISA Transnet International Piano Competition
Prem; Anton Nel.

String quartet no 2 (1988) 15'
commissioned by SATV

Rain making with a bow string (3')
solo harp
Commissioned by SAMRO for UNISA Transnet as a test piece

Prelude and Toccata (1991) 8'
Two guitars

Murmurs of Tiger and Flame ( )
solo piano

Violin Sonata (1994)
Violin, piano
commissioned by the University of Potchefstroom
prem; Piet Koornhof, Jill Richards, 30.05.95



Ambient Resonances (Echoes of Time and Place) (1994) 12'
Vibraphone, marimba
commissioned by RE:Percussions
prem; RE:Percussion, St.Pauls Concert Hall, Huddersfield.



Concerto for piano and eight instruments (1995) 25'
Solo piano, fl/picc,hrn,tbne,synth,mba,vln,bass
prem; Jill Richards at the Chisholm Room, University of Cape Town 17.10.95

Inyanga (1996) 3"
solo marimba
commissioned by SAMRO for UNISA Transnet as a test piece

Theatre/Ballet

Drie Diere (1978) 33'
Commissioned by Oude Libertas
Prem; CAPAB

Vespers (Vier gebede by Jaargetye in die Boland) (1984) 35'
Prem; CAPAB

Into 4 (1985)18'
commissioned by SATV1 for choreography by Lindy Raizenberg

Hamlet (1992) Full evening.
Ballet in two acts.
commissioned by Cabap with funds provided by Louisvale Wine Farmers
prem at Nico Malan Theatre complex, Cape Town, 1992
first London performance at Sadler's Wells by Cape Town Ballet 1994

Orchestral


Concerto for organ and orchestra (1981) 20'
commissioned by SABC
prem; National Symphony Orchestra, Christopher Cockburn organ, cond.
Michael Charry

Incantations (1984) 10'
for large orchestra
commissioned by the SABC for the Standard Bank Festival of the Arts
premičre by SABC orchestra/ Othmar Maga.

Concerto for Clarinet and small orchestra (1985) 25'
solo Clarinet, 2 horns, strings
commissioned by Prof. John Reid for his son Matthew.

Concerto for Marimba (1985) 18'
solo marimba and string orchestra
commissioned by Robert Van Sice
prem; Cape Town Symphony Orchestra

States of Light (1987) 15'
Chamber orchestra:1,1,1,1,1,1,1, pft,mba,vibes, strings
commissioned by Walter Mony for the TOTAL collection.

A Chrysalis in Flames (1989) 10'
for large orchestra
commissioned by the Cape Town Symphony Orchestra on the occasion of their
75th anniversary.

Double Concerto (1993) 20'
Flute, Marimba, strings
Commissioned by the Foundation for the Creative Arts, Cape Town
Prem; Robert Van Sice, Leslie Shiells, Cape Town Symphony Orchestra

Tintinyane (1994) 15'
Narrator and small orchestra
Based on an African story and especially directed towards children
Commissioned y the Foundation for the Creative Arts, Johannesburg
Prem; SABC Johannesburg

Citiscape (1986) 10'
for large orchestra
commissioned by the SABC
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His biography

WHO IS PETER KLATZOW?




He was born in Springs, Transvaal, in 1945. After matriculating at St
Martin's School, Johannesburg, he spent a year teaching music and
Afrikaans at the then newly established Waterford School, Swaziland.

The award of the South African Music Rights Organisation (SAMRO)
scholarship for composers in 1964 took him to the Royal College of Music in
London, where he studied composition with Bernard Stevens, piano with
Kathleen Long, and orchestration with Gordon Jacob. In that year he won
several of the College composition prizes as well as the Royal Philharmonic
prize for composition, which was open to any Commonwealth composer under
30. He spent the following years in Italy and Paris, where he studied with
Nadia Boulanger.

Since returning to South Africa in 1966, he has worked at the SABC in
Johannesburg as a music producer, and in 1973 was appointed to the
University of Cape Town, where he is presently Associate Professor in
Composition. In 1986 he was elected to the rank of Fellow of the
University of Cape Town for "having performed original distinguished
academic work of such quality as to merit special recognition."

One of the few South African composers to achieve international
recognition, Peter Klatzow has won prizes in Spain and Toronto, and his
works have been performed in various European centres and the United
States. In South Africa he was awarded the prestigious Helgard Steyn prize
worth Ł6000 for his piano suite "From the Poets"

His major works include a full length ballet on Hamlet, music for ballets
on Drie Diere and Vier Gebede, and Concertos for various solo instruments;
piano, clarinet, organ, Marimba, and a double Concerto for flute and
marimba. His Prayers and Dances of Praise from Africa was recently
introduced at the Three Choirs Festival, Worcester, UK. Last year saw the
first performances of two new works; his 3rd String Quartet (commissioned
by the Lake District Summer Music Festival for the Chilingirian Quartet)
and Return of the Moon, a cycle for voices and marimba, commissioned by
the King's Singers for themselves and Evelyn Glennie.
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Klatzow

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Peter Klatzow
Birth name Peter James Leonard Klatzow
Born July 14, 1945 (age 70)[1]
Springs, Gauteng
Occupation(s) Composer
Instruments Piano
Website users.skynet.be/sky42414/klatzow/Pages/homepage.html
Peter Klatzow is a South African composer and pianist. His was the director
of the College of Music and is an emeritus professor in composition at the

University of Cape Town.
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Works[edit]
Klatzow has composed choral works, including litugical pieces,[5] orchestral works, and ballet music.[3]
Music[edit]
Dances of Earth and Fire (1988)
Chamber concerto for 7 (1979)
"Inyanga: marimba solo" (2007)
Hamlet: The Ballet (1991)
Ach, Bach: for Organ (1987)
Six Concert Etudes for Marimba[6]
Music for 3 Paintings by Irma Stern
Mass
We, who are stars
Sonata for cello and piano
Dances of Earth and Fire
Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis
Recordings[edit]
Fantasy on Japanese Woodprints, Op. 211 (1990) (Alan Hovhaness, Peter Klatzow, Frank Nuyts)
A Programme of Piano Music from South Africa (Arnold Van Wyk, Peter Klatzow, Roelof Temmingh, David Kosviner, Jill Richards)
Books[edit]
Composers in South Africa Today. Oxford University Press. 1987. ISBN 978-0-19-570431-0.
Awards[edit]
Joint winner of the 1977 International Composers' Competition[7]
Helgard Steyn award in 1994 for From the Poets[8]
Doctor of Music awarded by UCT in 1999[4]
Huberte Rupert Music Prize by the Academy of Science of South Africa for his lifetime work in 2011[9]
References[edit]
Jump up ^ Muller & 2005 2006.
Jump up ^ Muller 2006.
^ Jump up to: a b c "Klatzow, Peter". SA Composers. Retrieved 2015-07-18.
^ Jump up to: a b "Emeritus Professors – Peter Klatzow". South African College of Music. 2015. Retrieved 2015-07-17.
Jump up ^ Smith 2004.
Jump up ^ Heagney 2013.
Jump up ^ "News Items". The Musical Times (Musical Times Publications) 118 (1616): 850. 1977. JSTOR 959579.
Jump up ^ "Toekennings – Peter Klatzow". Helgaard Steyn Trust. Retrieved 2015-07-17.
Jump up ^ "Composer Peter Klatzow chosen for 2015 JIMF". Music In Africa. 25 November 2014. Retrieved 2015-07-18.
Sources[edit]
Heagney, Daniel Brian (2013). Peter Klatzow’s six concert etudes for marimba : a performer’s guide (PDF) (PhD). Louisiana State University.
Smith, Barry (2004). "Peter Klatzow's religious choral music". SAMUS : South African Journal of Musicology 24. ISSN 0258-509X.
Muller, Stephanus (2006). "Interview with Peter Klatzow". Muziki 3 (2): 47–62. doi:10.1080/18125980608538790. ISSN 1812-5980.
Further reading[edit]
Fokkens, Robert (2004). "Peter Klatzow : perspectives on context and identity". SAMUS : South African Journal of Musicology 24. ISSN 0258-509X. Retrieved 2015-07-18.
Klatzow, Peter; Lang, C. S. (1966). "Sculthorpe's 'Night-Piece'". The Musical Times (Musical Times Publications) 107 (1484): 878. doi:10.2307/953330. JSTOR 953330.
Parker, Beverly Lewis (2008). "Art, Culture and Authenticity in South African Music / Umjetnost, kultura i autenticnost u južnoafrickoj glazbi". International Review of the Aesthetics and Sociology of Music (Croatian Musicological Society) 39 (1): 57-71. JSTOR 2548753.
Staff (1999). "News". The Musical Times (Musical Times Publications) 140 (1866): 4-5. JSTOR 1193475.
Zaidel-Rudolph, Jeanne (2004). "The string quartets of Peter Klatzow". SAMUS : South African Journal of Musicology 24. ISSN 0258-509X. Retrieved 2015-07-18.
External links[edit]
Official website
Categories: South African composers

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My question is do I give it away or ask for some small stipend and notation of my authorship?
Additionally, do I also insist on the words not being edited unless I approve of any changes requested?
Anybody care to give an opinion , feel free and it would be greatly appreciated. -Tyr

Perianne
08-19-2015, 09:47 AM
Good for you!

Abbey
08-19-2015, 10:15 AM
That's so cool, Tyr. :clap:


I think you should get some professional advice, re: your rights.

Tyr-Ziu Saxnot
08-20-2015, 10:12 AM
That's so cool, Tyr. :clap:


I think you should get some professional advice, re: your rights.

I did. Called my buddy last night that is a lawyer, we discussed it and I decided to agree with no charge but he must cite me clearly as author of the lyrics. Sent that message. Have had no reply yet.
Thanks for the advice my friend.... --Tyr

Jeff
08-20-2015, 10:53 AM
Good deal Bro !!! Fantastic !!! Happy for ya Tyr.

NightTrain
08-20-2015, 11:04 AM
Very nice, Tyr!

Sounds like he's on the up-and-up if he contacted you, there's lots of shady people that grab stuff on the net and worry about the legal ramifications later.

Don't forget your old pals here on DP when you become an International Man of Mystery!

revelarts
08-20-2015, 11:54 AM
congrats sir!

Tyr-Ziu Saxnot
08-20-2015, 07:17 PM
Below are copies of our email exchanges this morning. He has my permission and now knows it.
My question is- since he gave me two of his phone numbers(not-requested by me) do I call to thank him or to discuss the poem etc.
Also does anybody here have any idea how much it costs to call Africa from USA? LOL--Tyr




Peter Klatzow
To robertjlindley@yahoo.com Today at 3:29 AM
Thank you Robert. Can I take that as a yes? I am greatly enjoying writing songs for voice and piano at the moment. Not commissioned, but very satisfying.


Best wishes,
Peter
PLEASE acknowledge this email, especially if it has attachments.


*Address and phone number deleted.
*I deleted from this copy his address and phone numbers he gave me. -Tyr
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My reply--

Robert Lindley
To Peter Klatzow Today at 9:36 AM
Yes, that is a yes my friend. I am sure you will note my authorship on the words used and that is all I require...
By the way, I have read of your career. I am greatly impressed by your talent, success and dedication!
God bless you my friend,
Robert
p.s.
Please keep me informed how it all goes, at your convenience of course..
I know it will be a success, as your talent clearly backs up that confidence!

Tyr-Ziu Saxnot
08-23-2015, 04:30 PM
I just saw this email from Peter Klatzow. He finally got back to me , answering my last email.


Peter Klatzow
To Robert Lindley Aug 22 at 11:38 PM
Dear Robert,
I am remiss in not answering your last email, which I received some time ago.
Thank you for your permission. It is great poem and I shall have much pleasure
in setting it. I am writing a song cycle about the night – the first poem is
by Lord Byron ("She walks in beauty like the night") and somewhere in the set
will be yours. Of course I will acknowledge your permission.
I am a 70 year old male, retired from my position as Professor of Composition
at the University of Cape Town. My hobbies are bridge, cooking and composing.
Once the song is done I will send you a copy by email.

Best wishes,

Peter

Peter Klatzow (Em Prof) DMus, LAkad(SA

So it shall be done. I think I will politely ask to be sent a signed paper copy too.--Tyr

Tyr-Ziu Saxnot
08-24-2015, 10:31 AM
I got good news in my email this fine morn...


Robert Lindley
To Peter Klatzow Aug 23 at 6:29 PM
Thanks for replying. I appreciate what you are doing and marvel at your talent and abilities
my friend.
I am very interested in this as a finished product-you stated about sending me an email when
its completed . I thank you for that ..
However, if at all possible and not too much trouble I'd like a signed copy of the finished
product on paper sent to me at my address. I want to frame it nicely and place it in my
library for my eight year old son, Justin, to see and be inspired by.
If that is too much trouble , no problem but I had to ask.
Not everyday an artist of your caliber desires to use my poetry.
All the best in your musical creations and future success.
God bless,
Robert J. Lindley


His reply in my email this morn..--Tyr


Today at 12:08 AM
Certainly, and it will be a great pleasure. Just as soon as it is complete. Of course the
final song will run to about 6/7 pages, but I shall send it all to you.


Best wishes,
Peter

Peter Klatzow (Em Prof) DMus, LAkad(SA)

Abbey
08-24-2015, 03:21 PM
I got good news in my email this fine morn...




His reply in my email this morn..--Tyr



It always pays to at least ask. :thumb:

Tyr-Ziu Saxnot
08-24-2015, 05:17 PM
It always pays to at least ask. :thumb:

So true Abbey. --:beer: :beer:
"You receive not because you ask not."
Bible teaches those that actually read it, so much that applies to even simple things in life...

Now I will get that prize and my son Justin can see it displayed in our small library.
I have now 4 signed copies by two very fine poets of their first two poetry books published by each .
One even sent a long hand written letter addressed to me as great friend and fellow poet , along with his two signed books!
Now both poets practically demand(very nicely) that I hurry up and do my first poetry book! -Tyr

Russ
08-24-2015, 05:45 PM
Congratulations! Well deserved!!!
:clap::cool: :beer:

Tyr-Ziu Saxnot
08-25-2015, 10:59 AM
Congratulations! Well deserved!!!
:clap::cool: :beer:

Thanks Russ.

Here is the latest on that ...
Got this email today and promptly replied. Seems the composer has put me(my poem) in with some very famous company!


Peter Klatzow
To Robert Lindley Today at 12:40 AM
Dear Robert,
I though you might like to see the poems I am working on. This is not necessarily the final order, and I shall remember to add Jasper into your final name.

Best wishes,
Peter
PLEASE acknowledge this email, especially if it has attachments.



Byron, William Blake, Tennyson, Shelly, and then myself.
Those famous poets are in my top ten favorites list, with Byron
as number one with me my friend. Every poem you chose by those
famous and magnificent poets I know....have read many times.
I see by that partial list that I am in truly inspiring and
magnificent company!

Thanks for your kind consideration in gifting me this insight into
your inspiring musical work!

All the best ,
Robert Jasper Lindley

Tyr-Ziu Saxnot
08-27-2015, 10:36 AM
Peter was considerate enough to send me this early this morn..


Peter Klatzow
To Robert Lindley Today at 3:19 AM

Just to get your further
Interes, here is the opening.

Best wishes,
Peter
PLEASE acknowledge this email, especially if it has attachments.

In that but not shown are the starting lyrics and musical score dealing with the first verse written in my poem,
under the bold heading,
A Vast And Exploding Night Sky, by Robert Jasper Lindley, American Poet.

Naturally, I deleted the musical score and lyrics as its a work in progress and the musical score is not to be displayed prematurely or where others could steal it from him.
I after finding so many of my poems stolen and used without my permission am acutely aware of that happening often and just how it feels. -Tyr

Russ
08-27-2015, 10:09 PM
Peter was considerate enough to send me this early this morn..



In that but not shown are the starting lyrics and musical score dealing with the first verse written in my poem,
under the bold heading,
A Vast And Exploding Night Sky, by Robert Jasper Lindley, American Poet.

Naturally, I deleted the musical score and lyrics as its a work in progress and the musical score is not to be displayed prematurely or where others could steal it from him.
I after finding so many of my poems stolen and used without my permission am acutely aware of that happening often and just how it feels. -Tyr


Very cool that all this is happening. And nice to see it is someone with integrity.

Tyr-Ziu Saxnot
08-28-2015, 08:23 AM
Very cool that all this is happening. And nice to see it is someone with integrity.

Thanks.
Yes, the man has integrity and is quite forthright in how he conducts his business. He has now sent me 6 emails since we started discussing this .
Each one was both professionally presented and most kind and expressed his appreciation for my giving my permission.
Also he has honored each of the three requests I've made!--Tyr

Tyr-Ziu Saxnot
09-06-2015, 01:09 AM
I just found this today, more recent information on famous composer, Peter Klatzow.....--Tyr


http://www.musicinafrica.net/composer-peter-klatzow-chosen-2015-jimf

Composer Peter Klatzow chosen for 2015 JIMF
Nov 25, 2014 • by In-house team • •

Cape Town-based composer Peter Klatzow is the Composer-in-Residence for the 2015 Johannesburg International Mozart Festival (JIMF) from 27 January to 8 February. Each year a South African composer is commissioned by JIMF to create a new piece of work for premiere at the Festival. Adding to this, the composer gives their expertise to the programme and world-renowned Peter Klatzow is JIMF’s 2015 choice.

Peter Klatzow, JIMF 2015 Composer in Residence
Peter Klatzow, JIMF 2015 Composer in Residence
Klatzow studied composition at the Royal College of Music in London, under the guidance of Bernard Stevens; piano with Kathleen Long; and orchestration with Gordon Jacob. Winning a number of awards at the College, as well as the esteemed Royal Philharmonic Award for Composition, he went on to study with Nadia Boulanger in Italy and France.

From there, Klatzow returned to South Africa to work as a music producer for the SABC before being appointed Director of the College of Music and Professor in Composition at the University of Cape Town.

Apart from winning numerous awards, both locally and abroad, Klatzow’s achievements extend to composing works for Hamlet, a full length ballet, scores for Drie Diere and Vier Gebede, both ballets, as well as concertos for various instruments including the piano, clarinet, organ, marimba, and a double concerto for flute and marimba which was performed for Yale University in America.

His musical ability extends to the visual art world where he was commissioned to write The World of Paul Klee (III), composed for the opening of the new Paul Klee Centre in Berne, Switzerland. Klatzow also composed music for Towards the Light - a work for double choir, marimba and organ commissioned for the opening of the new Peabody Concert Hall in America.

Locally, Klatzow was enlisted to compose works for a celebratory Te Deum for choir, organ and orchestra which were commissioned for a special service celebrating the 100th anniversary of St George's Cathedral in Cape Town. He composed a short opera for The University of Cape Town for the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the South African College of Music (SACM) and went on to work with the South African Music Rights Organisation (SAMRO). Klatzow composed a setting of Thabo Mbeki’s speech “I am an African” to use in the International Vocal Scholarship Competition in September 2011. That same year he attended a major festival of his marimba works in Tokyo, where he also lectured and gave masterclasses at the Tokyo Music School.

His discography includes an impressive variety of recordings such as piano music, and works for marimba and strings to name a few. Klatzow also recorded a CD of his choral music entitled Towards the Light – the choral music of Peter Klatzow. His Marimba Concerto has been reissued in a new recording made by Markus Leoson and was published by the Swedish label NOSAG in 2006, further, releasing Myths, Magic and Marimbas – the music of Peter Klatzow in the same year.

In 2011 the South African Akademie vir Wetenskap en Kuns awarded him the Huberte Rupert Music Prize for his lifetime work. Klatzow attended a major international event, Peter Klatzow in the City, which was held in Rotterdam for one week and featured his music for marimba. There were three performances of his concerto for flute, marimba and strings with Tatiana Koleva and Eleonore Palmeijr and they premiered his new work Night Sky with Illuminations - commissioned by the Eduard von Beinum Foundation in Rotterdam.

“To compose music is to isolate yourself completely and to immerse yourself in a sea of imagined sounds. It is a solitary process in which the composer (usually with great difficulty) extracts from his/her imagination a structure which has not only beauty, but a pleasing form, thematic integrity and technical skill. If any of these are missing the work is structurally deficient. But in the making of this new work the composer must also take into account the role that the performer has to play. A work which fails to integrate the performers' contribution will never find its mark with receptive audiences,” says Klatzow when reflecting on his career as a prolific composer.

Being a Professor Emeritus at the University of Cape Town Klatzow was recently awarded the Helgaard Steyn prize for his work Lightscapes which was commissioned for The World Marimba Festival in Stuttgart in 2012.

“Peter Klatzow is not only one of the most eminent composers South Africa has produced, but the JIMF 2015 will also see him in his role as educator. As a Professor of Composition at the University of Cape Town he has trained generations of young South African composition talents and he is assuming this role once again as part of a collaboration with the Goethe Institut.” says Florian Uhlig, Artistic Director of the Festival.

In 2015 audiences can look forward to performances by the legendary flautist Sir James Galway who will appear as soloist with the Zurich Chamber Orchestra and two appearances by the distinguished pianist Melvyn Tan, among a wide range of artists as well as diverse performances, masterclasses and workshops presented by both local and international musicians.

Other highlights for the 2015 programme include the vocal scholarship scheme with the Musikhochschule Cologne in Germany; a choral workshop with Prof. Ekkehard Klemm- internationally renowned conductor, choir director and principal of the Musikhochschule Dresden; and the annual collaboration with the Goethe Institut in Johannesburg, this year featuring an interdisciplinary collaboration between photographer Lebohang Kganye and three young composers, coached by Peter Klatzow, who will produce newly commissioned works.

The annual ‘Orchestra from Scratch’ encourages music aficionados to take part in the JIMF 2015 programme. Open to anyone who can play a musical instrument (minimum of Grade 3); participation should be arranged through contacting the JIMF office on (011) 447 9264.

Full details of the programme for the 7th Johannesburg International Mozart Festival (JIMF) are available on the Festival’s website. Please contact 011 447 9264 or visit www.join-mozart-festival.org for more information, and “like” the Johannesburg International Mozart Festival page on Facebook for regular updates on Festival happenings.

Web site: http://www.join-mozart-festival.org

Related Event: Johannesburg International Mozart Festival

Tyr-Ziu Saxnot
09-09-2015, 10:32 AM
When I Slumber Where Rushing Waters Play

As my worries invade my tortured mind
I wake to find another place to be
Misery and despair both so unkind
sending me racing to be gone and free

I run to the nearest water flowing
soothing sounds blast into inner spirit
Even better if soft breeze a blowing
comfort abounds whenever I hear it

Soft waves of time ebb and begin to stop
gurgling sounds grab onto wings of my soul
All my loves racing upward to the top
like waters rushing out of gaping hole

Man's spirit latches on to such great gifts
Racing waters sends treasure that uplifts

Robert J. Lindley, 04-06-2015

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Got this in my email this fine morn. Sonnet, When I Slumber Where Rushing Waters Play
This poem has now been accepted for publication at Whispers.com.
in November 2015.
Also she relayed to me in that email, the other poems(4) submitted for consideration were great(very publishable) but alas, they all exceeded the 20 line limit at Whispers.com....
Sonnets and short poems only are now on the menu at that on-line publishing journal. --Tyr

Voted4Reagan
09-09-2015, 11:06 AM
I did. Called my buddy last night that is a lawyer, we discussed it and I decided to agree with no charge but he must cite me clearly as author of the lyrics. Sent that message. Have had no reply yet.
Thanks for the advice my friend.... --Tyr

Also.. see if you can be in attendance at the premier so your work can be acknowledged publicly. He is internationally famous and this should be no problem...

Tyr-Ziu Saxnot
09-09-2015, 11:19 AM
Also.. see if you can be in attendance at the premier so your work can be acknowledged publicly. He is internationally famous and this should be no problem...

Thanks my friend!!! :beer: :beer:

Great idea, if I can swing the time and the money to travel to Capetown, South Africa ,
which is the most likely venue for Peter to present his newest works!
However, with his fame he may be able too present it anywhere IMHO.
London, Paris--or even USA!!
If in the USA, I can swing it easily methinks..-Tyr

Tyr-Ziu Saxnot
09-16-2015, 07:40 PM
Got an email today from noted composer Peter Klatzow that my poem- "The Vast And Exploding Night Sky"- has been written into a song complete with musical score .
He finished it last night along with its companion poem/song by Lord Byron , both finished.
As he presented both side by side , it looked like I was in a way answering Lord Byron's great poem--"She Walks In Beauty"..
Yet I simply wrote down the thoughts that I once had looking up at the night sky long ago!

She Walks In Beauty .................................................. ......A Vast And Exploding Night Sky


She walks in beauty, like the night
Of cloudless climes and starry skies;
And all that's best of dark and bright
Meet in her aspect and her eyes:
Thus mellowed to that tender light
Which heaven to gaudy day denies
One shade the more, one ray the less,
Had half impaired the nameless grace
Which waves in every raven tress,
Or softly lightens o'er her face;
Where thoughts serenely sweet express
How pure, how dear their dwelling place
And on that cheek, and o'er that brow,
So soft, so calm, yet eloquent,
The smiles that win, the tints that glow,
But tell of days in goodness spent,
A mind at peace with all below,
A heart whose love is innocent!
Lord Byron

A Vast And Exploding Night Sky
I dreamt of a vast and exploding night sky
lights by the billions soaring on by
Silence was fast dancing, I know not why
waiting for message as night did fly!
Each breeze flickered the big glowing sight
and thoughts matched the echoes of glee
Love touches waltzed with the beaming light
each caressing the yearning heart in me.
I dreamt of an angel, winging right on down
whispering she sought true deep love
As she fluttered there in her brilliant gown
winged beauty from the Heavens above.
I dreamt of a vast and exploding night sky
lights by the billions soaring on by
Silence was fast dancing, I know not why
waiting for message as night did fly!
No sound, the utter silence danced its tune
So strangely missing, was the smiling moon!

Robert Jasper Lindley, American poet.
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Can not show the musical score here as it could possibly be copied and stolen.
I can only wait now for his full concert composition to be finished and presented at its first performance date. -Tyr

Tyr-Ziu Saxnot
02-24-2016, 08:00 AM
Got an email today from noted composer Peter Klatzow that my poem- "The Vast And Exploding Night Sky"- has been written into a song complete with musical score .
He finished it last night along with its companion poem/song by Lord Byron , both finished.
As he presented both side by side , it looked like I was in a way answering Lord Byron's great poem--"She Walks In Beauty"..
Yet I simply wrote down the thoughts that I once had looking up at the night sky long ago!

She Walks In Beauty .................................................. ......A Vast And Exploding Night Sky


She walks in beauty, like the night
Of cloudless climes and starry skies;
And all that's best of dark and bright
Meet in her aspect and her eyes:
Thus mellowed to that tender light
Which heaven to gaudy day denies
One shade the more, one ray the less,
Had half impaired the nameless grace
Which waves in every raven tress,
Or softly lightens o'er her face;
Where thoughts serenely sweet express
How pure, how dear their dwelling place
And on that cheek, and o'er that brow,
So soft, so calm, yet eloquent,
The smiles that win, the tints that glow,
But tell of days in goodness spent,
A mind at peace with all below,
A heart whose love is innocent!
Lord Byron

A Vast And Exploding Night Sky
I dreamt of a vast and exploding night sky
lights by the billions soaring on by
Silence was fast dancing, I know not why
waiting for message as night did fly!
Each breeze flickered the big glowing sight
and thoughts matched the echoes of glee
Love touches waltzed with the beaming light
each caressing the yearning heart in me.
I dreamt of an angel, winging right on down
whispering she sought true deep love
As she fluttered there in her brilliant gown
winged beauty from the Heavens above.
I dreamt of a vast and exploding night sky
lights by the billions soaring on by
Silence was fast dancing, I know not why
waiting for message as night did fly!
No sound, the utter silence danced its tune
So strangely missing, was the smiling moon!

Robert Jasper Lindley, American poet.
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Can not show the musical score here as it could possibly be copied and stolen.
I can only wait now for his full concert composition to be finished and presented at its first performance date. -Tyr

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UPDATE- 2/24/2016--
I got this email this morn from Peter about my poem and his setting that poem to music etc.


Peter Klatzow <peteklat@mweb.co.za>
To Robert Lindley Feb 23 at 8:00 PM


Thank you for this Robert.
Benjamin Britten was commissioned to write a work for the rededication of Coventry Cathedral, which had been virtually destroyed in the 2nd WW. He interleaved the poetry of Wilfred Owen with the Latin text of the requiem. Owen's poems lamented the incredible loss of young life in war. It is one of Britten's finest creations.

Here's a quick link for you. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_Requiem

There are quite a few advantages to being left in peace to create. Although I am irritated that so many singers seem reluctant to engage with my songs, I know that in due time they will find a place, and once they are sung will pick up quickly. And so will your beautiful poems.

Best wishes,
Peter
PLEASE acknowledge this email, especially if it has attachments.

Peter Klatzow (Professor) DMus, LAkad(SA)

Russ
02-24-2016, 09:40 AM
:clap::clap::clap::beer:


Very cool, Robert! Congratulations again!

NightTrain
02-24-2016, 09:43 AM
Be sure to let us know when the song is recorded and uploaded to YouTube!

Abbey
02-24-2016, 09:44 AM
Congrats Tyr! Such an honor. :clap:

Tyr-Ziu Saxnot
02-24-2016, 12:03 PM
:clap::clap::clap::beer:


Very cool, Robert! Congratulations again!
Thanks my friend. He had told me in a previous email it was hard getting top Opera singers
to do this type of music/songs and he would not go with any lesser singer to "just get it done",
that eventually he will get the singer that he wants to perform it. And that he would not settle for less.
There are ten songs in this production(mine is the only one in it written by an amateur poet ), and he has
matched mine with that of Lord Byron's , She Walks In Beauty.
As he felt in complemented that poem so very well....
We exchanged over a dozen emails these last few months, gotten to know each other and are actually friends now.
We have been sharing our family histories, medical issues and discussing several topics.
I try my best not to bore him--him being a musical genius with world famous career and me only knowing how to play- a jukebox. lol
He does play chess, write poetry but is not big on guns. All in all a great guy IMHO. -Tyr

Tyr-Ziu Saxnot
02-24-2016, 12:10 PM
Be sure to let us know when the song is recorded and uploaded to YouTube!

Thanks , will do that my friend. The song is likely only going to be performed the first time, live on stage IMHO.
I try not to be too demanding by prying into how he is going to produce and orchestrate etc.
He as given me his phone number there in Capetown, S. Africa but I have yet to actually call him.
Its not like an old country boy like me has that much in common with a Brit/ music genius thats already world famous other than our age is fairly close and he writes poetry himself and plays chess (at slightly above average he said). -Tyr

Tyr-Ziu Saxnot
02-24-2016, 12:14 PM
Congrats Tyr! Such an honor. :clap:

True, and at first not knowing he he was I almost said no..
But the way he asked intrigued me to check out who he was, after that everything changed.
Not everyday somebody of his stature asks to use one of me poems to put to music in a live performance
on stage..
Will be great once it ever sees light of day. Can not rush him as its his baby.--Tyr

Tyr-Ziu Saxnot
03-09-2016, 10:57 AM
Peter Klatzow and I have exchanged well over 40 emails since he first requested to use my poem to set to music. A new request came in to me couple days ago, in regards to Millay's sonnet he is setting to music currently. I gave my advice and examples of my own sonnets that mirrored her's in subject matter , heart, honesty and message.
He sent me another request this morn, I will block all other sentences in that long email as its personal and only show the new request.


Dear Robert,
Thank you for both your emails. It is so good to be conversing with an active poet!
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But I firmly believe: It's not what you WERE but what you BECOME that matters.

I love your sonnets. Can I investigate them with a view to setting them?

I just sent my friend a reply answering yes he may do so . As its an honor.. Abbreviated short version of my in-depth reply to Peter.